by Morley Evans
JAPANESE ZEN was popular with the Samurai class. It traces its lineage directly from India through Bodhidharma to China and the Shaolin Temple. Zen has three main schools, Rinzai, Soto, and Tendai. A lifetime ago, I lived in a Soto temple in Kyoto. Our day started at 5:00 AM. We practiced Za-Zen five hours a day. I lived, briefly, at the first Antaiji in Kyoto. Kyoto had surrounded the Temple and the huge property that surrounded it. No doubt, the Sect finally sold it to land developers for a bundle. Antaiji bult a new Temple in the Mountains in Hyogo Prefecture. This is the new Antaji. The Abbot today is Muho, a German!